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"Town 
King" 



The New Perfect 

Flowering Late 

Berry "Without 

A Fault 



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This Great Big Red Delicious 

Strawberry Is Going To Be 

Worth Millions of Dollars To 

The Strawberry World. 



'HIS is what Uncle Tommie Washburn told us 
when he gave us the plants and the sole right 
to propagate it for sale in the Spring of 1920. After 
fruiting this variety on different soils for five 5^ears 
we have decided that Uncle Tommie was right in his prediction. We have never found a 
berry to compare with it for firmness in quality, for beauty in color, or shape. Has the most 
ideal plant of any variety grown — in this respect it is in a class by itself. In productiveness 
it is all that any one could wish for. The large stalky plants that stand up above all others 
are simply weighted down with the extra large firm blood red berries. 

The "TOWN-KING" will mean as much or more to the strawberry growers of the 
country as the Delicious apple meant to the apple growers. We are pricing this grand variety 
in the reach of all commercial growers, and selling it on our guarantee that it will prove as 
represented or the purchase price will be refunded. The amount of plants is limited this year 
to 1000 plants to any one customer and is sold in lots as follows: 25 plants $2.00; 50 plants 
$3.00; 100 plants $5.00; 200 plants $9.00; 300 plants $12.50; 1000 plants $25.00. 

NOTICE — In order to protect our customers who purchase these plants as well as ourselves, we resei-ve the right oj 
sale on'. the TOWN-KING". No one who purchases these plants or has them given to them for trial will be allowed to 
offer them for sale under the name of "TOWN-KING" or any other name. "TOWN-KING" is a coined word, and a 
copyrighted production, and no one can use the word without violating the copy-right laws of the United States. We felt that 
this was the only way we could protect the public against fraudulent use of this name and this grand variety which is sure to 
become a leader in a short time. 



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Two Grand Varieties Steadily Gaining Popularity 




1 



CHESAPEAKE 
The Popular Late Commercial Strawberry- 



to Please. 



TOWNSENDS' mSSIONARY 

-Sure The Leading Standard Extra Early Commercial 

Variety. 



T 



HOUGH entirely ditTerent in most particulars these two grand varieties have steadily 
gained in popularity in all sections of the country. The Missionary, one of the very 
earliest and best commercial varieties where long distance shipment is required, a heavy pro- 
ducer and sure cropper; while Chesapeake is a very late variety, a firm large berry and of the 
very best quality. Missionary is of the Dunlap type and makes many runner plants if allowed, 
and should be grov\ n_either in hills or narrow matted rows. Chesapeake will take care of it- 
self in that way as it makes only enough plants for a good fruiting row. We can supply your 
demands for these two grand varieties and will be pleased to quote 'special prices to large 
growers and associations. 




UNCLE TOMMIE WASHBURN 
Originator of the "Town-King" 



Special March and April 
Gifts 



Owing to the fact that our Special 
10% Cash Discount expires March 1st, 
we are making this very special offer to 
those who did not receive our catalogue 
until the discount rate had expired, or 
otherwise have failed to send in their or- 
ders. 

Every order received on or before 
April 30th will receive extra plants to 
the value of 10% of the remittance sent 
to us at list price. Customers will kind- 
ly state their choice varieties wanted 
for this special offer, and when it is pos- 
sible to do so the varieties selected will 
be sent as their premium. 




A Field of Tovvnsends' High-Grade Strawberry Plants in Bloom. 



Townsends' Plants Bring Words of Praise From All 

Parts of The Country. 



COULD NOT DO BETTER 

Mr. W. B. Cherry, Tipton, Pa., writes: — Your plants 
could not be any better. Yielded over one basket per plant. 



WHAT THE LARGEST S. B. GROWERS ASSOCIATION 

MANAGER SAYS 

R. M. Anderson, Plant City, Fla. — We have bsen order- 
ing your plants only for six years and never hesitate to 
recommend them. 



P. W. Hitchins, Durham, N. C, writes: — Best plants 
and best service I ever received, and I have purchased 
plants from many different concerns. 



An acre of Townsends' plants netted G. B. Welch, of 
Ind., $1815.00. 



PLANTS ARRIVED OK 

Wm. Stoffe, Wilkesbarre, Pa., writes: — Enclosed find 
check for $200. Plants OK! 



J. H. Shepherd, Berwin, Md., writes: — You sent me the 
best plants I ever bought. I tried others in your section, 
but they could not deliver the goods. 



OLIVE E. WOODMACY, RANDOLPH, N. Y., WROTE 
THE RURAL NEW YORKER AS FOLLOWS: 

"I want to mention the honesty and courteous treat- 
ment we received by the Townsend Nursery. In March I 
sent them an order and they made a mistake and shipped 
to the wrong town. I wrote them and they sent another 
lot of splendid plants. 



IT'S A PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU MR. "B" 

From Mr. Birdsbeck, Castleton, N. Y. — Please allow 
me to express my appreciation for the fairness in refilling 
my order that came thru in bad order. The second lot came 
OK and finer plants I never saw. It is a pleasure to do 
business with such people, and I am telling my friends 
about you and you certainly will receive my future orders. 



PICKED 1170 QUARTS SOLD FOR $184. AND HAD 

PLENTY TO EAT FROM ONLY 1000 

TOWNSENDS PIANTS. 

Mrs. Scott Walther of Naples, N. Y. writes us Jan. 11, 
1926:- We are more than pleased with the 1000 plants re- 
ceived from you in May 1924. From the 1000 plants we 
picked 1170 quarts of the nicest berries we ever saw, that 
we kept account of and had berries on the table every day 
for three weeks, three times a day. We received $184. for 
what we sold, and could have sold lots more if we could 
have had them. Look for another order soon. 



FINE PLANTS NICELY PACKED AND EXTRA 
COUNT. THAT'S US 

S. L. Tibbetts, Brooks, Maine, Writes February 20th.— 
I am enclosing order for more plants. Plants I bought of 
you last year were best I ever bought, and all lived and 
grew fine. Nicely packed and extra count. I am speaking 
a good word for your plants among my neighbors. 



One and a half acres of Townsends' plants netted 
O. L. Oxen, Iowa, $1980.00. 



Please quote us best price on the following plants, to 
be delivered in April. The Plants I received last Spring 
from you were fine. W. P. Connell, Penn. 



TOWNSENDS PLANTS ALWAYS FINE 

G. W. Bachman, North Baltimore, Ohio, writes: — You 
will receive an order in a day or two from my neighbor 
for 22,000 plants. He was going to send to another nur- 
sery that I knew was not sending out good plants as yours, 
and I turned him your way. I take pleasure in doing fa- 
vors for such folks as the Townsends, who I believe do 
their best to please their customers. 



BROTHER CARRIED AWAY WITH TOWNSENDS 
PLANTS 

Mr. E. C. Lee, Evergreen, Ala., writes: — Plants all 
came in fine order and your draft is paid. I certainly ap- 
preciate such service. My brother, saw some of the plants 
and was carried away and you will get his order I am sure. 
Note — This one sale caused the sale of millions of Town- 
sends plants. 



1926 



TOWNSENDS' PRICE LIST 



1926 



-OF- 



HIGH-GRAI3E STRAWBERRY PLANTS 



NOTE — 500 at 1000 rate, between 1,000 and 5,000 at the 1,000 rate, between 5,000 and 10,000 at the 5,000 rate. 

BEST WAY TO HAVE SHIPMENT MADE— We recommend that all shipments for 1,000 plants or less, be made by 
parcel post. (Postage collect). That all shipments in the first, second and third zones be made by parcel post (postage 
collect). That all shipments of 1,000 plants or more to be sent to zones 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, be sent by express 
(collect). 

This year we mapped out a prepaid price list on all plants, and after figuring carefully, we found that it was not to the 
best interest to all of our customers to make prepaid prices, for the simple reason that all our customers living within 450 
miles of us would have to pay a portion of the transportation charges on the shipments of plants made to our customers 
living beyond the 450 mile limitl No other way to figure it out. So we wanted to be absolutely fair, and decided the best 
way was for every customer to pay his (or her) actual transportation charges. In this way you pay your Postmaster or 
Express Agent the actual charge after your order is delivered. If it is lost in transit, you are insured against loss for 
the full amount of your order. No need to insure parcel post shipments when sent postage collect. 



EXTRA EARLY VARIETIES 

25 50 100 

"The Prince" (per) $1.00 $1.65 $2.50 

Townsends Missionary (per) 40 .65 1.00 

"Select" Missionary (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Early Jersey Giant (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Premier, (per) (Howard 17) 50 .75 1.10 

Improved Klondyke (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Klondyke (per) 40 .65 1.00 

EARLY TO MIDSEASON 

Lord Salisbury (per) 1.00 1.65 2.50 

Senator Dunlap (Dr. Burrill) 40 .65 1.00 

Delicious (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Bun Special (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Haverland (imp) 50 .75 1.10 

Eaton (per) 50 .90 1.50 

MEDIUM TO LATE 

Cooper (per) 50 .90 1.50 

Aroma (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Big Joe (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Brandywine (per) 50 .75 1.10 

De Lues Judith (per) 50 .90 1.50 

Glen Mary (per) 50 .90 1.50 

Gibson (per) 50 .65 1.00 

Hunterdon (per) 50 .90 1.50 

New York (per) 50 .90 1.50 

Nic Ohmer (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Parsons Beauty (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Parker Mrs. (imp) 1.00 1.65 2.50 

I'aul Jones (imp) 50 .75 1.10 

Bubach (imp) 50 .75 1.10 

President Harding (per) 1.00 1.65 2.50 

Pearl (imp) 50 .75 1.10 

Marshall (per) 75 1.00 1.70 

LATE TO VERY LATE 

Town-King (per) $2.00 $3.00 $5.00 

Townsends Big Late (imp) 50 .80 1.25 

Ford (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Chesapeake (per) 60 .80 1.25 

Crawford 25 (imp) 1.00 1.65 2.50 

Gandy (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Fendall (imp) 50 .75 1.10 

McAlpine (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Lupton Late (per) 50 .75 1.10 

Mascot (per) 75 1.00 1.75 

Sample (imp) 60 .80 1.25 

Wm. Belt (per) 60 .80 1.25 

Worlds Wonder (per) 75 1.00 1.75 



EVERBEARING STRAWBERRIES 



200 
$3.75 
1.50 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.50 



3.75 
1.30 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
2.75 



2.70 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
2.75 
2.75 
1.30 
2.70 
2.70 
1.60 
1.60 
3.75 
1.60 
1.60 
3.75 
1.60 
2.25 



300 
$5.25 
1.80 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 
1.80 



5.25 
1.80 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 
3.50 



3.50 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 
3.50 
3.50 
1.80 
3.50 
3.50 
2.20 
2.20 
5.25 
2.20 
2.20 
5.25 
2.20 
3.50 



400 
$5.90 
2.10 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 
2.10 



5.90 
2.30 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 
4.25 



4.25 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 
4.25 
4.25 
2.30 
4.25 
4.25 
2.70 
2.70 
5.90 
2.70 
2.70 
5.90 
2.70 
4.00 



Worlds Champion (per) 
Progressive (per) .... 

Lucky Boy (per) 

Lucky Strike (per) ... 



6 

? .50 

.50 

1.00 

3.00 



12 

? .75 

.75 

1.50 

5.00 



$9.00 
2.00 
1.60 
2.00 
3.75 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
2.25 
2.00 
2.00 
2.25 



25 

$1.00 

1.00 

2.00 

10.00 



$12.50 
2.75 
2.20 
2.75 
5.25 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 
3.50 
2.75 
2.75 
3.50 



50 

$1.50 

1.50 

3.00 

20.00 



$15.00 
3.25 
2.70 
3.25 
5.90 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 
4.00 
3.25 
3.25 
4.00 



75 

$2.00 

2.00 

4.00 

30.00 



1000 
$12.50 
4.50 
6.00 
6.00 
6.00 
6.00 
4.50 



12.50 
5.00 
6.00 
6.00 
6.00 
8.00 



8.00 
6.00 
6.00 
6.00 
8.00 
8.00 
5.00 
8.00 
8.00 
6.00 
6.00 

12.50 
6.00 
6.00 

12.50 
6.00 

10.00 



$25.00 
7.00 
6.00 
7.00 

12.50 
6.00 
6.00 
6.00 
6.00 

10.00 
7.00 
7.00 

10.00 



100 

$2.50 

2.50 

5.00 

40.00 



5000 
$55.00 
21.25 
27.50 
27.50 
27.50 
27.50 
21.25 



10,000 
$100.00 
40.00 
50.00 
50.00 
50.00 
50.00 
40.00 



22;56 
27.50 


4i.'25 
50.00 


37.50 
27.50 
27.50 


50M 
50.00 


27;56 




32.'56 
27.50 
32.50 


61 ^25 
50.00 
61.25 


27!56 


56!66 


27.'56 
27.50 


56]66 

50.00 



250 

$6.00 

5.00 



1000 

$20.00 

15.00 



TOWNSENDS' GARDEN COLLECTIONS 

In order to introduce our Strawberry gardens into more homes this year, we are making exceptionally low prices to 
you. We have received so many good reports from our friends who have ordered these collections in the past, that we 
really feel it a very great honor to help in making these selections that will fit into every back yard garden, supplying 
plenty of fruit for the table with a good surplus for canning. Many of our good customers report astounding figures that 
they have derived from selling their surplus berries. These Gardens are also backed by our Guarantee to please you and 
do just what we say they will under favorable conditions. Kindly order these Collections by name if you please, as it 
greatly helps us in booking your orders during the rush season. 



OUR SMALL FAMILY GARDEN 

This fine Garden will supply a small family with 
all the Big Red Berries that they wish throughout 
the season. Are perfectly hardy and will grow in a 
close or shady place in the back yard. 

50 Missionarv $ .65 

50 Dr. Burrill 65 

50 Big Joe 75 

50 Ford 75 

Catalogue Price $2.80 

Our Special Price to you $2.25 



April 11. Leonia, N. J. 

Collection received and planted. Already shows signs 
of growth. Thank you for the extra plants received and 
the courteous treatment given me. 

C. W. Farwell. 



OUR SPECIAL ALL SEASON GARDEN 

This Garden consists of varieties that will pro- 
duce a wonderful crop of Big Red Berries from early 
in the spring, and will also give you extra fruit on 
the Everbearing the following fall. An extraordi- 
nary value. Perfectly hardy, will fruit anywhere. 

50 Premier $ .75 

50 Delicious 75 

50 Aroma 75 

50 Everbearing 1.50 

Catalogue Price $3.75 

Our Special Price to you $3.00 



OUR SPARE TIME GARDEN 

We have combined these fine varieties for the 
man or woman who has a little spare time during 
the day for out door work. With a little attention 
and proper care, one can realize a tremendous 
profit from this garden, and will in no way inter- 
fere with your regular work. 

200 Premier $1.60 

200 Delicious 1.60 

200 Brandywine or Aroma 1.60 
200 Townsend Big Late . . . 2.00 
200 Wm. Belt or Gandy . . . 2.00 

Catalogue Price $8.80 

Our Special Price $7.85 



OUR SPECIAL VINEYARD COLLECTION 

Each and every home should have a few grape 
vines; and to help anyone who is not familiar with 
the varieties, we will select vines for you that will 
prove satisfactory in your section. 

2 Best Black Grapes, 2 yr. 
2 Best Blue Grapes, 2 yr. 
2 Best Red Grapes, 2 yr. 
2 Best White Grapes, 2 yr. 

Catalogue Value $2.70 

Our Snecial Offer Price 



.$2.25 



Grape Vine Collection arrived in the finest condition. 
Many thanks for the extras. 

Mr. Levi Green. 



May 5. Maine. 

Collection received. Fine packing, fine condition and 
fine plants. Am more than pleased with them. Thanks 
for the extra ones. 

B. H. Kimball 



A PROFIT MAKING GARDEN 

Will furnish you with all the fruit that you wish 
for table and canning, with an extra surplus to sell. 
These varieties are noted for their producing quali- 
ties, fruiting from early to late. 

100 Premier $1.10 

100 Bun Special 1.10 

100 Gibson 1.00 

100 Chesapeake 1.25 

100 Ford 1.10 

Catalogue Price $5.55 

Our Special Price $4.90 



TOWNSEND'S OWN CHOICE STRAW- 
BERRY COLLECTION 

We are making this collection of 500 Plants ow- 
ing to the fact that thousands of our customers each 
year send in their order and leave the selection to 
us. We at all times give extra value in making these 
collections, selecting varieties adapted to their soil 
and climate, saving our customers a considerable 
amount of money each year. Where no special va- 
rieties are wanted, we advise this collection for all. 
Kindly advise us if for home use or market purpose, 
or both. 

100 Best Extra Early 

100 Best Early 

100 Best Medium to Late 

100 Best Late 

100 Best Very Late 

Catalogue Value .... 



Our Special Price 

Two Collections, 1000 



.$6.00 

$5.00 

plants $8.00 




E'WJWit'l'-WJfiJU-i. J.- 



GRAPE VINES 



PRICE LIST OF GRAPE VINES 




Black Grapes Each 5 10 15 

Concord, 1 yr. No. 1 $ .10 $ .50 $ .90 $1.35 

Concord, 2 yr. No. 1 15 .75 1.35 2.00 

Concord, 3 yr. No. 1 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Concord, 1 yr. No. 2 07 .35 .60 .90 

Concord, 3 yr. bearing size 50 2.25 4.00 5.50 

Moores Early, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 

Moores Early, 2 yr 30 1.50 .2.70 4.00 

Worden, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 

Worden, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Clinton, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 

Clinton, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Hubbard, 1 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Hubbard, 2 yr 60 3.00 5.40 8.00 

Hubbard, 3 yr 75 3.50 7.00 

White Grapes 

Crystal White, 1 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Crystal White, 2 yr 60 3.00 5.40 8.00 

Niagara, white, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 

Niagara, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Diamond, 1 yi- 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Diamond, 2 yr 45 2.25 4.50 6.00 

Empire State, 2 vr 45 2.25 4.50 6.00 

Pocklington, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Red Grapes 

"The Caco, 1 yr 50 2.50 5.00 

"The Caco, 2 yr 75 3.50 7.00 

"The Caco, 3 yr 1.00 5.00 10.00 

Agawam, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 

Agawam, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Delaware, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

Delaware, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Catawba, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

Catawba, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 

Brighton, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

New Varieties 

Salem, 1 yr. (red) 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

Martha, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

Dianna, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

Elviria, 1 yr. (white) 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

Dutchess, 1 vr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

Ives, 1 vr. (black) 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

Wyoming Red, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 

We ship grape vines in 100 lots or less by Parcel Post, Collect. 



25 


50 


75 


100 


250 


500 


1000 


$2.00 


$3.75 


$5.25 


$6.50 


$15.00 


$25.00 


$40.00 


3.00 


5.00 


7.50 


9.00 


22.50 


37.00 


60.00 


6.00 


10.00 


15.00 


18.00 


45.00 


75.00 


120.00 


1.50 


2.50 


4.00 


4.50 


10.00 


25.00 


30.00 


8.00 


15.00 


20.00 


35.00 








3.00 


5.00 


7.50 


9.00 


22.5C 






6.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








3.00 


5.00 


7.50 


9.00 


22.00 






6.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








3.00 


5.00 


7.50 


9.00 








6.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 









6.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








12.00 


20.00 


30.00 


40.00 









6.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








12.00 


20.00 


30.00 


40.00 








3.00 


5.00 


7.50 


9.00 


22.50 


37.00 


60.00 


6.00 


10,00 


15.00 


20.00 








6.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








9.00 


15.00 


22.50 


30.00 








9.00 


15.00 


22.50 


30.00 









6.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 









3.00 


5.00 


7.. 50 


9.00 


22.'56 


37!66 


66!66 


6.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 


45.00 


90.00 


175.00 


5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








6.00 


12.00 


18.00 


30.00 








5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








6.00 


12.00 


18.00 


30.00 








5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 









5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








5.00 


10.00 


15.00 


20.00 








Larger 


lots E 


xpress 


or Frei 


ght Collect. 





PRICES OF ASPARAGUS 

25 
Mary Washington, 1 yr $1.00 

Mary Washington, 2 yr 1.50 

Martha Washington, 1 yr 75 

Martha Washington, 2 yr 1.00 

Palmetto, 1 yr 75 

Palmetto, 2 yr 1.00 

Barrs Mammoth, 1 yr 70 

Barrs Mammoth, 2 yr 1.00 

Conover's Collosal, 1 yr 75 

Conovers Collosal, 2 yr 1.00 

Mary Washington, 3 yr 2.50 



ROOTS 




100 250 1000 
$3.00 $6.00 $20.00 

4.00 10.00 30.00 


2.50 


5.00 


17.00 


3.00 


6.00 


20.00 


2.00 


4.00 


10.00 


2.50 


5.00 


15.00 


2.00 
2.50 
2.00 
2.50 
5.00 


4.00 
5.00 
4.00 
5.00 
12.50 


10.00 
15.00 
10.00 
15.00 
40.00 



PRICES OF RASPBERRY PLANTS 

,11 f! i ii i; ; n ■ ! ' • 25 100 250 1000 

New Katherine (red) E. B 4.50 10.00 25.00 75.00 

Erskine Park (red) E. B 4.00 10.00 25.00 75.00 

Cuthbert (red) 1.50 5.00 10.00 35.00 

St. Regis (red) E. B 1.50 5.00 10.00 25.00 

Early King (red) 1.50 5.00 10.00 35.00 

Plum Farmer (black) 1.50 5.00 10.00 35.00 

Cumberland (black) 1.50 5.00 10.00 35.00 

Strawberry Raspberry 2.50 7.00 15.00 50.00 

Gold Dollar (yellow) — one dollar each. 

DEWBERRY PLANTS 

Aus-Lu 4.00 10.00 20.00 60.00 

Pan American 4.00 10.00 20.00 60.00 

Austin 1.00 2.50 4.00 15.00 

Lucretia 1.00 2.50 4.00 15.00 



50 plants at the 100 rate, 500 or more at the 1000 rate. 



It Pays To Buy Townsends' Plants— Here's The Proof! 



Enclosed find check for S32.00 — one-third of order. You 
were recommended to me by the R. N. Y., the best paper 
on earth. J. H. M. Elgin, 111. 



Last year 1 purchased 150 of your Concord grapes and 
and this year had a fine lot of nice grapes. Also the straw- 
berries were without any exception the best I have ever 
grown. J. C. Clattle, Penn. 



Back again for a few more plants; find check in pay- 
ment for 11,000 plants. You ought to see the 8000 plants 
bought of vou last vear, never lost a plant. 

G. W. B., No. Balto., Ohio. 



For a good m ':ny years I have been growing only Town- 
sends plants and I have always found them to be the best 
money could buy. It's a pleasure to deal with such firms. 
E. Davis, N. C. 



Mr. Townsend: I sure have fine plants from those 
bought of you last year, have been getting 35c per quart, 
and have picked more than two quarts per plant now. 
Cannot say enough in praise of Townsends plants. 

G. H. D. Ohio. 



I have bought plants from you for several times, and 
they have been fine plants. The Ford cannot be beat. Jas. 
C. Murphey, Washington, Pa. 



The strawberry plants bought of you last spring have 
produced very fine. I am very much pleased with Town- 
sends plants and service. Mrs. L. S., R. I. 



Enclosed find another order for more Townsends High 
Grade plants. I have been all around the horn, and dealt 
with at least twenty-five growers of plants. I have now 
anchored safe in harbor. I have never found none as good 
as you folks send me. J. W., New Jersey. 



I have been growing your plants for more than fifteen 
years and have never had a failure or a mix^d plant in my 
fields. I buy no other plants but Townsends. Would have 
no others as a gift. 0. A. B., Plant City, Fla. 



WELL PLEASED, SENDS ANOTHER ORDER FOR $365 

Find enclosed check for $365.00 for Champion plants. 
We have grown your other varieties of ever bearing and 
found them very fine. Your plants were nice and never 
have received such wonderful good count as your packers 
give. Wishing you the very best of success. Henry Sands, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 



Mr. D. M. Woodard, of Fairfax County, Va., writes us 
February 2nd, 1926: — Please quote me on the enclosed 
order. I must say that the plants I have gotten from you 
in the past have already been very satisfactory. I also 
wish to say that I have never done business with any con- 
cern who has been so fair and straight in their dealings 
Your plants have always come well packed and in fine con- 
dition, and always turned out as you have stated. 



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These Letters From Our Old Friends Will Probably Be More Convincing To You 

Than Anything^We Could Say. There Are Hundreds More If 

We Had Room To Print Them. 



AVERAGED A QUART TO THE PLANT AT 35c 

MRS HOMER R. WILDER OF VERMONT, WRITES: 

SOLD $35.00 FROM 100 PLANTS 

February 17th, 1926. 
Mr. E. W. Townsend & Sons 
S-Usbury, Md. ^ , ,. 

Gentlemen:— Last year being my first year dealing 
with you, I must tell you of my success with your plants. 
I ordered 100 Plants; took a small piece of ground, and 
plants averaged a quart to every plant which brought 35c 
a basket; could have sold a lot more. Not one of my 
plants died. All the people wanted to know where I re- 
ceived such good plants from and I was only toe glad to 
tell them. Enclosed find another order for more plants 
this spring. 



A competitor of yours was around to see me the other 
day and wanted me to give him a part of my business. He 
stated that he could serve me better than you were doing. 
I told him that the old time religion was good enough for 
me, that no plants could be better than Townsends, and 
that I was not making any change at this time. A. M. 
Blanchard, Lawtey, Fla. 



Enclosed find order for plants. I lost my whole setting 
last year by ordering from a Michigan grower, due to late 
shipment, arriving May 15th. . 



TOWNSENDS PLANTS BEST IN THE WORLD 

Alfred Cadwilder, Corbin, Kans., writes: — After the 
trouble I had with cull and shoe string plants it is a pleas- 
ure to do business with such people as Townsends. You 
send finest plants in the world with a count that is more 
than generous. 



GOOD AS SOME I PAID THREE TIMES AS MUCH FOR 

Chas. M. Cook, Whittenton, 111., writes: — Sending an- 
other order for plants. Plants I bought of you last, were 
better than those I paid three times as much for. 



TOWNSENDS PLANTS GREW FINE. PLOWED 
MICHIGAN PLANTS UP. 

Mrs. S. C. Daily, West Newton, Pa., Writes: — I am 
sending you a check of $20.00 for strawberry plants. Those 
I received from you last year all grew fine. I set them out 
the same day I did the plants I got from a Michigan 
grower. Only a few of theirs grew, and I plowed them up. 

FINEST PLANTS I EVER SAW 

Mr. P. 0. Hause, Lewisburg, Pa. writes: — The Premier 
plants bought of you last year, finest plants I ever saw. 



PLANTS JUST FINE. BRINGS REPEATER. 

Writes Octave J. Culliber, Madisonville, La. — Plants 
arrived on the 24th, just fine. Best plants I ever saw. 
Sending you another order. 



Mrs. Geo. B. Geagen, Ravena, N. Y. — Have just re- 
ceived the last lot of plants. Thanks for such quality and 
extra plants. 



PLANTS CAME OK AND BEST I EVER SAW 

Mrs. Ida M. Day, of Warvrick, N. Y., \vrites: — Plants 
came all OK and best plants I ever saw. You will receive 
more orders. 



FINE PLANTS, HAS A WONDERFUL BED 

Mr. F. C. Zink, of Acostink, Va., writes: — I wish to say 
that my shipment of plants from you last year were fine 
plants, and I have a wonderful bed for another year. All 
the neighbors say I have the finest plants they have ever 
seen. 



FINEST PLANTS EVER HIT WHITESVILLE. 

From Dan Hester, Whitesville, N. C. — The shipment 
of 100,000 plants arrived in good order. The Finest plants 
ever hit Whitesville. Wrote you Saturday night to ship 
balance of order, and add 10,000 more Premier. Expect to 
order another 50,000 in two weeks. 



C ANN AS (Dormant Roots) 

For quick effects in Mass plantings or Borders, the Cannas 
are unequalled. 

Their wonderful green and bronze foliage with their 
many colored flower spikes which are thrown up during 
the entire summer until frost, makes them stand out with 
prominence against all other decorative plants. The new 
and more up-to-date varieties that we list, gives our cus- 
tomers the opportunity to get practically any color or 
height they may wish. Our bulbs all have two to three 
eyes, and will please you. 

CANNAS OF NEW CREATION 

Each 

Mrs. Piere's Du Pont — A pure Watermelon Pink with 
Large Head and Ruffled Petals. Extra Large 
Stems, Abundance of Foliage. One of the best 
ever introduced. 4 ft $2.00 

Cupid — Beautiful Lilac Rose, Wonderful Bloomer. 

3 ft 1.25 

Edward W. Bok — Soft Light Rose with Creamed 

Edged Petals. Extra Large Flowers. 3 ft 1.25 

Golden Wedding — Large Yellow Flowers Standing 
well above Foliage. One of the very finest 
dwarf. 3 ft 1.25 

Golden Rod — Very Deep Yellow, flowers abundantly 

and heads are very large. 3 ft 1.25 

Razzle Dazzle — Dazzling Crimson, Maroon and Yel- 
low. An attractive variety. 4 ft 1.00 

Radio — Primrose White, very attractive with rich 
red varieties. 4 ft 




PINK SHADES WITH GREEN 



FOLIAGE 

Each Doz. 

.20 1.75 

.15 1.50 



31/2 
ft., 
ft.. 



ft. 



City of Portland — Rich Glowing Pink. 
Hungaria — Salmon Pink Extra fine 3^^ 

Rosea Gigantea— Soft Rose Pink. SV2 ft 20 1.75 

Venus — Rosy Pink Yellow Border a very deli- 
cate shade, attractive and very beautiful. 
4 ft 15 1.75 

YELLOW SHADES GREEN FOLIAGE 

Dotted 



Florence Vaughn — Golden Yellow 

Crimson. 4 ft 

Kate Gray — Yellow Orange, very fine. 4% ft. 

Richard Wallace — Rich Canary Yellow. 4 ft. 

Yellow King Humbert — Golden Yellow with 
an outstanding pure red petal on head at 
times very fine. 4 ft 



.15 
.15 
.15 



1.50 
1.50 
1.50 



.20 1.75 



1.00 



A choice list of the Best Standard Varieties 

RED SHADES WITH GREEN FOLIAGE 

Each 
Henderson — Crimson Scarlet Large 



VARIEGATED FLOWERS GREEN FOLIAGE 

Madam Crozy — 3% million Scarlet Narrow 

Golden Border 12 1.00 

Panama — Orange Red Golden Yellow Border 

very fine. 3 ft 15 1.50 

WHITE SHADES GREEN FOLIAGE 

Eareka — Creamy White Large Flowers. 4 f t. . . .20 
Monta Blanc — Pure White one of the best. 4 ft. .20 



1.75 
1.75 



Chas 

4 ft ....$ 

The President— Beautiful Rich Scarlet. 4 ft. 

Fire Bird— Pure Glistening Scarlet. 3% ft 

Olympic — Rich Orient Red Free Bloomer. 5 ft. 
Pennsylvania — Scarlet Overlaid with Orange 

vigorous grower. Free Bloomer. 6 ft 

Wintzer Collossal — Vivid Scarlet Enormous 

Flowers. 5 ft 



Doz. 

$1.50 
1.75 
2.00 
1.50 



.20 1.75 



1.75 



20 

6 Bulbs of any one variety at the dozen rate. 



BRONZE FOLIAGE VARIETIES 

Edgandale — Current Red Large Flowers. 4 ft. 
King Humbert — Vivid Scarlet very fine. 4 ft.. . 
Shenandoah — Salmon Pink very attractive. 4 ft. 
Wabash — Dwarf Bronze Carmine Pink, new. 

iV2 ft 

Wm. Sanderson— Brilliant Scarlet very showy 

and fine. 4 % ft 

Mixed Varieties of the above in collection 

Number after variety denotes height of plant. 



.15 
.20 
.15 



1.50 
1.75 
1.50 



.20 1.75 



.15 



1.50 
1.00 



If you wish to plant Cannas in a circular bed: Place one bulb in the center, 6 in the first circle, 12 in the'sec- 
ond circle, then 18, 24, 30, etc., according to the size of the bed in the circle. Plants in the circle should be 18 
inches apart. A 4 ft. bed in diameter takes 7 Cannas; a ft. bed 19 Cannas; a 10 ft. bed 37 Cannas, and a 16 ft. bed 
91 Cannas. 

Full Planting Instructions With Every Order. 



OUR SPECIAL COLLECTION OFFER 



HUNGARIA VENUS 

MADAM CROZY PRESIDENT 

1 Bulb each above 6 varieties ..... 

3 Bulbs each above 6 varieties ..... 

6 Bulbs each above 6 varieties ..... 

These six excellent Cannas will bloom early and make a gorgeous display until frost. 



KATE GRAY 
WM. SANDERSON 



$ .90 

2.25 
3.50 



GLADIOLI 



The Most Beautiful of All Cut Flowers 



The following varieties that we offer are considered the best for cut flowers and 
will give you a wide range of colors. If you have never grown Gladioli then by all 
means get some this year; for you certainly are missing something great. The Glad- 
ioli with it orchid resemblance and good keeping qualities after cut makes it one of the 
best flowers for the home garden. We cordially invite your order from our list of 
New and Standard varieties and assure you that the quality of our bulbs will please you. 



We include complete cultural directions with each order. 

A choice list of the Best Standard Varieties 

All Bulbs are selected No. 1 size with an assurance of fine 

flowers. Make your choice early and save disappointment. 

Each Doz. 

America — Soft Shell Pink. Flowers Extra 

Large. Very popular $ . .0.5 . $ . .50 

Baron Hulot — Deep Blue, finest of this color, 

good cut flower variety 15 1.50 

Chicago White — Popular Early White Lilac. 

Blotch on lower petals ■ . .05 .60 

Evelyn Kirtland — Rosy Pink, dark margin, 

very fine variety 10 1.00 

Halley — One of the earliest pinks of large 

flowering variety 15 1.25 

Le Marechal Foch — Beautiful shade of light 
salmon. Winner of many prizes as cut 
flowers 15 1.30 

Le Immaculee — Pure white of fine quality 

flowers 10 1.00 

Maiden Blush — A ruffled type of enchantress 
pink flowers produced on long stems. 
Extra fine 12 1.20 

Mrs. Dr. Norton — Cream and pink deepening 
on edge, admired by all. Flowers very 
large 12 1.20 

Niagara- — Light yellow, slightly striped flow- 
ers, very large and graceful 10 1.00 

Herada — Large blooms of pure mauve slight- 
ly tinged in throat spikes are well formed. .10 1.00 

Mrs. Frank Pendleton- — Rosy pink with dark 
carmine bloom. A wonderful color and 
handsome flower. A favorite 10 1.00 

Prince of Wales — Flowers very early, deli- 
cate shade of salmon pink 10 1.00 

Schwaben — Large soft canary yellow flower 
with carmine blotch in throat. A won- 
derful value 10 1.00 

Wilbrinck — A splendid early variety of 
creamy pink with soft, even blotches on 
lower petals 12 1.20 




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NEW INTRODUCTIONS OF GLADIOLI 

The following varieties are of recent introduction. 
Their wonderful new colors and large handsome spikes 
will outrival most of the older varieties. They will please 
the most critical growers. 

Selected No. 1 Size Bulbs 

Each Doz. 

Alice Tiplady — Orange Saffron one of the finest 

Primulinus typss $ .15 $1.25 

Anna Eberius — A rare shade of purple with 

deep throat (New) 20 1.85 

Crimson Glow — Rich crimson, large open flow- 
ers, vigorous grower (New) 20 1.85 

Early Snowflake — Extra large creamy flower, 
delicate rose tinted yellow throat. An ex- 
tra fine variety an dcolor 25 2.00 

Flora — Pure yellow with few markings. In- 
troduced from abroad. One of our very 
best yellows 25 2.00 

Golden Measure — Clear yellow with deep pink 

pink stripe on petals. A beauty .20 2.00 

Glory of Kennemerland — True deep rose pink, 
lower petals purple blotch. One of the 
most handsome varieties. Flowers im- 
mense 20 1.85 

Orange Glory — Orange with lighter throat. 

A very large ruffled variety 20 1.85 

Pink Beauty — An extremely early variety, 
rose red shading to pale pink throat with 
dark center. Very fine 25 2.00 

War — Deep brilliant red. Large open petals. 

Extra fine 15 1.25 

White Giant — Pure white with extra large flow- 
ers. Very attractive 20 1.85 

White Halley — A wonderful pure white variety 
with the quality of that well-known Pink 
Halley which every one admires 40 3.75 

White Wonder — Flowers are extra large. Of 
pure white with several openings at once. 
Of very recent introduction 30 2.75 



6 Bulbs of any one variety at the dozen rate. 

All Bulbs will be sent Parcel Post unless otherwise stated. 

Plant that Border or Bed with GladioH this year and watch results. 



GLADIOLI COLLECTION-Six Glads of Special Merit 



Schwaben 
War 
Baron Hulot 



Mrs. Frank Pendleton 
Alice Tiplady 
Herada 



3 of each variety 

8 of each variety 

12 of each variety 



$2.10 
3.75 
5.00 




INSTRUCTIONS'-" CUSTOMERS 




The season to date would indicate a very late 
spring. This is sure to bring about a great rush 
of business late in the season. We have earnestly 
insisted on our customers getting their orders in 
just as early as possible. This is just as neces- 
sary when the season is late as if it was extra 
early. 

It cost no more, and time is not as valuable 
now as it will be when the real spring weather 
comes. If you will set down now and make out 
your plans and get your orders off for plants and 
seeds this much will be done out of the way. Not 
only that, but you will be most sure to get your 
order filled just as you want it and when you want 
it by ordering now. While if you put it off to the 
very last minute you are taking the chances of not 



getting what you want and probably the order 
will be delayed in shipping as it will be so far back 
on the book that it may take several days to get 
to your order when you are wanting to plant every 
day. Thousands of orders for plants and seed are 
returned to growers, every year by the Nursery- 
men and seedmen of the country. And at so late 
a date that the order can not be placed elsewhere. 
Late ordering causes most of this. More than a 
quarter of a century in this business has proved 
to us that the only sure way is to place the order 
early. Every season we have to disappoint some 
of our customers thru no fault of our own. We 
hope that it won't happen again. We have the 
finest supply of plants that we have ever grown, 
enough for all, and we promise you that we will 
please you, if you will send the order now. 



CAREFUL BUYING 



It is the usual way with careful buyers of Nur- 
sery stock and seeds, to first select an old relia- 
ble house with standing to place their orders. 
When the Seabrooks Farm Company a few years 
ago wanted to plant more than 60,000 fruit trees, 
and to set out between the rows of these trees 
Chesapeake Strawberry plants, what did they do ? 
First they called their Superintendant in to con- 
sultation and instructed him to go out and visit 
the various nurseries thruout the country and to 
place the order where he was satisfied he could 
purchase the very best stock obtainable regard- 
less of cost. What was the results? 

The Stark Brothers Nursery Co., of La., one 
of the oldest and most reliable nurseries in this 
country received the order for the fruit trees, and 
E. W. Townsend & Sons Nurseries of Salisbury, 
Md., received the order for the 300,000 Chesa- 
peake strawberry plants to be set out between the 
rows of trees. 

The Seabrook Farms at Seabrook and Bridge- 
ton, N. J., are probably the largest truck farms 
in the world. 

When T. E. Trotman, of Churchland, Va., sev- 
eral years ago decided to put Norfolk County, Va., 
on the map as a strawberry producing country, 
what did Mr. Trotman do? He called a meeting 
of all the important growers of truck crops in his 
section and a committee was appointed to visit 
the various plant nurseries throughout the coun- 
try, and to satisfy themselves where the very best 
grade of strawberry plants could be secured. And 
they were instructed after making their report to 
place the entire order with the Townsends Nurser- 



ies. This blanket order given at that time was 
probably the largest order ever given any one con- 
cern for strawberry plants. What was the re- 
sults? Just as long as T. E. Trotman lived, we re- 
ceived the orders for plants every year from that 
section. And today are enjoying the full confi- 
dence of every grower in that County. 

When the Plant City, Florida Strawberry 
Growers Association was formed more than ten 
years ago, the manager of that Association was 
instructed to place all orders for Strawberry 
plants, to be purchased with E. W. Townsend & 
Sons Nurseries. We understand that this Associ- 
ation now has a membership of over half a thous- 
and members. And only a few months ago, we re- 
ceived a letter from Mr. R. M. Anderson, its man- 
ager, that he had never sent an order to anyone 
for strawberry plants except to E. W. Townsend 
& Sons. 

It takes millions of plants every year to supply 
these growers. This is probably the most pros- 
perous Association of its kind in the United 
States, and Mr. Anderson, in his late report stated 
that they contributed no small share of their suc- 
cess to the High Grade Plants they had received 
from the Townsends' Nurseries ail these j'ears. 
He also stated that in all his dealings that there 
had been but one small mistake made in filling all 
these orders, and that we had adjusted that more 
than satisfactory to his member. 
MORAL — If it pays such organizations as the 
above to deal with our firm, won't it 
pay the average grower just as well to 
deal with us? 



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PREMIER 



Greatest Money- Makers 
on Earth 



or (Howard 17) 

For the average strawberry 
grower in every section (ex- 
cept a few southern states) 
Premier is the greatest mon- 
ey maker on the list. One of 
the very longest season var- 
ieties. Beginning to ripen on- 
ly a few days later than the 
very earliest sorts, and con- 
tinues until most late varei- 
ties are gone. For this reason 
any one can grow Premier 
and be sure of a crop that 
almost covers the season. We 
know of nothing that will 
produce more quarts of fins 
berries than this one. We 
make the Premier a special- 
ity and are always headquar- 
ters for fine Premier plants 
at reasonable prices. 

We wish it were possible 
to show you our fields of this 
variety this season where 
your orders will be filled. 
We absolutely guarantee 
that our stock of Premier 
plants will equal any strain 
in the country, no matter 
where they are grown or 
how much more you are 
asked to pay. Special prices 
in large quantities.